Michael Schumacher’s son Mick says the prospect of Lewis Hamilton equalling the Ferrari great’s all-time history of ninety one wins has given him a little something to intention for when he receives to Formulation Just one.
Hamilton, who changed Schumacher senior at Mercedes in 2013, can choose his 91st victory in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix in Sochi — a race he has received four instances previously.
“Just one sentence my dad generally utilised to say was, ‘Records are there to be broken.’ It really is everybody’s intention in this sport to do that,” Formulation Two championship chief Mick claimed on Friday.
“I think Lewis had a pretty, pretty great run. He had a pretty consecutive and favourable run.
“It really is great for the sport. … the subsequent intention would be then I guess for me, if I do make the action (up), to break that all over again,” added the 21-year-old.
7-time planet winner Michael Schumacher took his past acquire with Ferrari in China in 2006. He has not appeared in general public considering that he endured intense head accidents in a 2013 skiing accident.
Hamilton is on study course for a seventh crown and is established to substitute the German as the most productive F1 driver of all time. The Briton currently has more pole positions, podiums and factors finishes.
Hamilton claimed he prized the helmet he exchanged with Schumacher in Abu Dhabi in 2012 and felt ‘pure admiration’ for a man he to start with fulfilled as a youngster at the German’s kart keep track of in Kerpen.
Asked whether he may well drop a tear as Schumacher did when he matched the late Brazilian triple winner Ayrton Senna’s forty one wins in 2000, Hamilton claimed he remembered that but was not centered on the quantities.
“I cannot explain to you how I am heading to really feel, or what it is heading to necessarily mean, or if it truly is heading to necessarily mean anything at all,” claimed the Briton, an lively campaigner for racial equality and justice.
“There is certainly other and even bigger difficulties going on in the planet.”
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, for whom compatriot Schumacher was a boyhood idol and who has 53 career wins, claimed he would have blended feelings.
“On a person hand, I will be unfortunate simply because Michael is nonetheless my hero,” claimed the four-time planet winner. “On the other hand, I will be pretty pleased for Lewis.
“I think he justifies all the good results he has had in the past many years, and he is heading to have in this year … and the subsequent many years.”